• The 7th Generation: cooperative housing to facilitate domestic support 

      Moser, Alisha (2017)
      Historically family typologies in New Zealand consisted of men dominantly maintaining the financial responsibilities and women maintaining the domestic responsibilities. As society developed and underwent modernisation, ...
    • Architecture as nature 

      Shi, Yuan (2013)
      “A building is something that protects us and differentiates itself from the natural environment. I like the idea of energy ; in a sense, the energies are about thermodynamics and about the real forces that we are creating. ...
    • Circulation, nature, connection : breaking down institutional barriers to biophilic healing 

      Foote, Scott (2015)
      This research study is concerned with the how the circulation aspects of a hospital can be intentionally designed to enhance patient care. Natural environments have proven to be beneficial to healing and wellbeing. It is ...
    • City living : a residential development in central Christchurch 

      Brokenshire, Mark David (2015)
      Redesigning and inhabiting an empty city is a rare experience for planners, architects and developers to consider. On the surface of it, this is the situation in Christchurch City following earthquakes in 2011 and 2012. ...
    • City stitch : a study into how architecture can repair damaged urban fabric to create a vibrant urban environment 

      Jordan, Jonathan (2014)
      This research project looks at the possible ways of creating well-connected and desirable urban environments. Many cities suffer from a poorly connected urban environment and are deprived of good quality public spaces. ...
    • Coastal callback : an architectural research project exploring the fundamental relationship between New Zealand’s built and coastal environments. 

      Curtis, Joshua (2014)
      The Purpose of this project is to provide a sustainable and responsive design solution which provides education and creates awareness of the importance of our coastal environment, and the potential dangers of building on ...
    • Developing Auckland - via history 

      Atanasov, Ivan (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can we reuse what is already on-site in neglected areas of Auckland City to assist in resolving the current housing shortage, and at the same time help to preserve the city’s past? AIMS AND ...
    • Evolving the Quarter Acre 

      Niddrie, Edward (2017)
      Like egg whites to a pavlova, New Zealand would not be the same without the quarter acre. The phenomenon of the quarter acre represents the iconic Kiwi housing pattern, although its extinction in our largest city is ...
    • Fantasy and reality : design for dementia 

      Suznjevic, Ana (2013)
      The subject of this thesis is the medical condition of dementia in its relation to the architecture of care facilities. The world’s population is increasing and with this comes an increase in the proportion of elderly ...
    • Feed the fish 

      Locke, Adam (2013)
      Man currently takes no ownership for the oceans despite being a major contributor to its current state. People are happy utilising it for their own needs but lack conviction in order to take ownership. An architectural ...
    • Filling the blanks : a suburban opportunity for wellbeing 

      West, Ashley (2016)
      ‘Wellbeing’ is not the easiest subject to discuss. It is difficult to quantify, and even more difficult to offer a precise definition. We currently function in a society where our needs are justified and driven by financial ...
    • Further down the track 

      Pauling, Craig (2016)
      Research question: Can the restructuring of a traffic corridor in Auckland positively contribute towards resolving existing issues surrounding transport and density in the locality? Policies to allow Auckland to sprawl ...
    • Fusion of contemporary architecture with historic Persian elements 

      Mahdavi, Hanieh (2010)
      Iranian architecture has a complex relationship with the internationalist objectives of Modernism. Modernist concepts of universal architectural design, dependent on technologies that control internal environment and formal ...
    • High density housing 

      Zhang, Jinghua (2015)
      Under the process of urbanisation, more people settled in cities. This increasing population, along with demographic changes and purchase for investment, has broken the housing supply and demand balance. Meanwhile, without ...
    • A home today, designed for tomorrow : a home which can be added onto, subtracted from, and adapted as our lives change over time 

      Kostiuk-Warren, J. Max (2015)
      This project asks the question: ‘How can the home be redefined, in the New Zealand context, to integrate a high level of adaptability into the design scheme once the initial construction of the home has been completed?’ This ...
    • Identity and architecture : the impact of urban intensification 

      Howdle, Natasha (2012)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: Taking into consideration the social aspects of living at higher densities, how can affordable medium density infill housing be designed on unused and difficult land in Auckland’s suburbs? This ...
    • In a Christchurch frame of mind 

      Reynolds, Travers John (2015)
      This project is for Christchurch. It proposes to provide useful low-cost space for the little businesses, privately owned, operating from a small capital base, that are essential to the restoration of this great city’s ...
    • Integration 

      Deverell, Benjamin (2020)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can intensification within a suburban centre enhance the existing urban fabric and rejuvenate a sense of community? ABSTRACT: Auckland is making a determined push towards higher density living. ...
    • Intensifying cities : an exploration into methods of transitioning Auckland into higher densities 

      Chan, Rebecca (2016)
      Like many other large cities, Auckland is facing an exponential increase in population. With the drastic increase of people moving to the cities, comes the problem of providing enough housing in the cities. With the current ...
    • Karangahape Road train station : an urban catalyst for revitalisation 

      Tyrrell, Nina (2015)
      The general focus of this research project is to explore how a train station in a rich and diverse up and coming neighbourhood can act as a catalyst for architectural exploration. This exploration is how architecture ...

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